REVIEW iHerb Online Shop

We place increasing value on healthy, sustainable and cruelty-free products, but it is not always easy to find these of the highest quality at a good price. Today we’re sharing our opinion on iHerb, an online store that, contrary to what it looks like, isn’t a simple herbalism.

What is iHerb?

iHerb is an American online shop that ships worldwide. It has a large catalog, but all of its products have one thing in common: they are natural. At iHerb you have everything from food and sports supplements, vitamins, makeup and accessories, Korean cosmetics, groceries, products for your baby and pet …

All this with the added value of being able to buy products much cheaper than in your country and brands that you do not have directly available here. Are you interested? Well, read on.

Is it Safe to Buy from iHerb?

The first time you hear about iHerb you might wonder if this site is safe to shop for – the answer is clearly yes. iHerb has been in business since 1996 and is completely reliable. On each product, you can see real reviews with photos from previous buyers.

Available Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Union payment
  • JBC
  • Apple pay
  • PayPal

As well as paying with your credit or debit card, you can also pay with PayPal, one of the safest and most widely used methods in the world. The fact that iHerb accepts payment with PayPal already shows its trustworthiness: the shops that offer themselves to work with PayPal are because they are not afraid to submit to the demanding guarantee of this means of payment.

What is worth buying from iHerb?

In iHerb you will find thousands of different products, like many American make-up brands such as ELF, LA Girl, J.Cat Beauty or The Physician’s Formula and Korean cosmetics such as Missha, Heimish or Dr. PAW PAW You Must Try You are a lover of natural products and Cruelty free.

Make-up without deception

We love that all products have their exact composition in the description. So, if you are sensitive to an ingredient or you don’t know whether the makeup you want is comedogenic or not, you can consult the list and see for yourself.

In iHerb you also have a lot of makeup tools like brushes, sponges, reusable makeup remover wipes … at a great price and from well known brands like Real Technics or Ecotools. These articles are one hundred percent original. So if you are wondering why they are much cheaper at this online store, it is simply because you are buying them direct from the country where they are made.

Natural cosmetics at a great price

One of the strengths of iHerb is the large amount of natural cosmetics (click here) that you offer at a much cheaper price than the English online shops. You already know that it is just as important to take care of yourself with products that contain high quality ingredients and are free from parabens and silicones that leave your skin dull and blemished over the long term.


And the best thing is that the prices are very similar to those on sites like Primor, Druni or Douglas, but in top quality. The United States leads this sector for good reason.

Organic food for you and your baby

It is very important to eat as cleanly as possible, with foods that are pesticide free. And it is not easy for our children to find high-quality organic products: The selection of healthy snacks is small and it quickly becomes boring to always eat the same thing.

Click here to see the full range of organic and low sugar products you have for the little ones. Also, you can check the expiration date and all nutritional information before buying. Most of these brands are known in the United States, although unfortunately they are not sold in Spain. In iHerb, you can get them for both babies and yourself.

Food supplements, vitamins, probiotics

Sometimes we need extra help to keep up with the hustle and bustle of everyday life and for that you have all the supplements, vitamins and probiotics you can think of (click here) without having to spend a lot of money.

Own Brands from IHerb

iHerb has its own brands (you can see them here), around 36 in total, with very good reviews from buyers and at very affordable prices that you won’t find in any other store. Make sure to try the lip balms from Sierra Bees: With natural and organic ingredients, they donate a lot of moisture and leave an effect glow beautiful without being heavy. They’re a bestseller for free.

Probiotics are also a must-have at home, and you have them here for a great price. When you place an order don’t forget to get a couple of boxes because any pharmacy will charge you for a box the same way as they do here, it will cost you three.

Buy according to your needs

iHerb filters its natural products much more effectively than other websites: according to your complaints or needs. You can find his articles classified in: “Anti-Aging and Longevity”, “Ayurveda”, “Bladder”, “Bones, Joints and Cartilage”, “Circulatory System”, “Colon”, “Cold and Flu”, “Nails, Skin, Hair “,” Energy ” and a long one, etc. that will help you save time by directing you to the products that may be useful for you.

In addition, you have also separated the products by a color code so that you can directly select items that are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, without animal cruelty, for paleo diets, … With all of this, you will save time shopping and not lose yourself among so many different products to choose from.


IHerb rewards

There are several ways you can earn rewards from iHerb after your first purchase:

Invite your friends

At iHerb you have a $ 5 discount code just for registration and your first purchase, but also, if you want to keep saving on your future purchases, in the Rewards section of your profile (here) you have a $ 5 discount code, that you can copy and send to all of your friends.

Earn $ 5 for every friend who registers and uses your code, and both get 5% off for every existing user who uses your code. Ah! All iHerb branded products have a 10% premium.

Write reviews

For every review you write (here), earn a reward of $ 1, and for every useful vote your review receives, earn $ 0.01 (up to 1,000 votes worth $ 100). Do your best with your rating to get more votes and make it as real and detailed as possible, and if it is photos, much better. Remember, it doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative.

Answer user questions

If people ask a question in your review and you answer it, you will earn $ 0.10. These answers can also be rated as useful by users, earning $ 0.01 for each vote (up to 1,000 votes worth $ 100).

How can you save even more?

Discount codes and reduced items

In this online shop you also have different discount codes for a weekly changing product selection. These articles can easily be found on the front page of the page. If you are interested in a code, all you have to do is enter it after purchasing it.

Do not miss the test products

With every purchase you have the right to add one of the items from this list to your shopping cart (click here). These items are super discounted so you have a chance to try different things every time. Which we think is a very good idea if you want to try new products but are not sure whether they will convince you or not.

Extra discount at the end of your purchase

Many of the iHerb items come with an additional 5% discount that will appear when you complete your purchase. For some time now, all products that come from outside the EU have had to pay VAT, so this is a way of compensating for this additional expense.

Opinions about iHerb


Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (remarkable)

Get free shipping with iHerb on purchases over € 34.58 ($ 40). In the case of smaller orders, the costs are calculated quickly, stating your postcode and depending on the total weight of the order. We recommend that you exceed the minimum cost of free shipping as it is not very high and the purchase is much more on account. You can always try to shop with someone else to help spread the cost.

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You can choose the courier that will manage your shipment: Seur or DPD. Both companies have order tracking and the delivery time is around 12-20 days (normally it takes a maximum of around 2 weeks). The truth is that shipping has improved a lot lately as the packages were previously untracked and sometimes it took more than a month to arrive.


Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (excellent)

One of the strengths of iHerb is the variety of brands and products: If a product is sold out, you will always find an alternative to what you are looking for. This online shop has over 30,000 different items from the USA and Asia at your disposal and every time you visit you will find something new that will grab your attention.


Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (excellent)

In this article we have already emphasized that the iHerb prices are really good, although now we have to pay VAT on all orders coming from outside the EU, so the purchases have become a little more expensive. In return, you have many offers, a very good rewards program and an additional discount of 5% at the end of your purchase.


Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (excellent)

iHerb strives to provide the highest level of freshness and quality: you can check all ingredients, nutritional values ​​and the expiration date of all products before buying. In addition, they store and sell all products in air-conditioned rooms to ensure that they are perfectly preserved. This is very important for products of this type so that they do not lose any of their properties.

Customer service

Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (remarkable)

Although the iHerb page announces that you can contact customer service 24/7 via chat or email (here) any day of the week, the reality is that live chat is not always available. In this case, too, it would not be economical to contact you despite the lack of a contact telephone number.

If you have any problem do not hesitate to send an email with your questions by filling out the form offered. Don’t worry because it won’t take long for them to answer you.


Evaluation: ⭐⭐⭐ (approved)

You have 60 days to return your items and 90 days for iHerb branded products, but only in the event of an incorrect or damaged order and submission of photo proof to prove it. While it is not normal to return this type of product, it is recommended that you apply the margin to all items while they are sealed.